Chicago’s Fourth Gift to the World: Sports Legends

For the next few days, the Metroblogging sites around the globe will be unveiling gifts their cities share with the world – one gift a day for seven days.

When you talk about Chicago, you have to talk about sports. Chicago has offered up plenty of legends for the entire world to enjoy. For example:

Michael Jordan. 6 championships. Scoring titles. Those amazing dunks. His defense. Heck, he even had his own shoe before anyone had their own shoe. Any question about whether he’s a Chicago legend?

The Super Bowl Shuffle. Hardly does a Bears season go by without seeing this classic bit of cheeseball on the air. The Bears were so hot that year, they felt they just had to create a video. “We’re not here to start no trouble. We’re just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.” Indeed.
View video here (you know you want to)
Courtesy of Google Video

Harry Caray. Sure, he broadcasted for the White Sox before coming over to the Cubs, but who remembers that?? If there ever was a Cub Fan, Bud Man, he was it. Thanks to WGN being a national superstation, folks across the country fell in love with Harry and his mispronunciations, garbled speech and famous home run call – “It might be…it could be…it is! A home run!” Now that’s baseball.

Ditka. Da Coach. Leading the ’85 Bears to a Super Bowl win, throwing gum at fans, having his own skit on SNL (ok, 9 hurricanes against Coach Ditka……Ditka!). ‘Nuff said.

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom in DC (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

    I dunno about you, but I’m takin’ Ditka.


  2. erinoia (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    I think George Halas should be on there … and Walter Payton, too!


  3. Dave! (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    And Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks.


  4. steven (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

    good suggestions, all of them. so many to chose from, i know i left some out.


  5. till (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    I am all for his airness!



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